Skip to comments.What if Beating Trump Is the Easy Part? If Biden holds on, keeping the Democratic coalition intact will take an unusual level of political skill.
Posted on 10/21/2020 7:08:41 PM PDT by karpov
In the short term, should Joe Biden win the election and move into the White House, he would take office with a Democratic Party unified in its opposition to all things Trump. The question is how long would that last before leaders of every liberal interest group circling the new administration begin to get restless.
In answer to this question, Carter Eskew, a top strategist on Al Gores 2000 campaign, wrote by email that
Biden became a unity candidate in response to an overwhelming, almost feral desire to limit Trumps damage to one term. When Trump leaves, Democratic unity, I fear, may be close behind. Unlike Republicans who have essential agreement around economic and social policy, our Party has fissures on many fundamental issues.
Danger signs for a Biden presidency are already emerging. Different factions within the Democratic coalition will have competing demands: Last week, Black lawmakers led by Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi called on Biden, if victorious, to appoint an African-American as secretary of the Treasury, complicating, as Axios put it, prospects for establishment women like Lael Brainard, Janet Yellen and Sarah Bloom Raskin to become the first female Treasury secretary.
Another source of potential division: corporate elites and the donor class versus the reform left: Raúl Grijalva, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Katie Porter, along with organizations like the Communications Workers of America, Our Revolution, Indivisible and the Progressive Change Campaign, called on the Senate on Oct. 16 to reject any nominee to an executive branch position who is currently or has been a lobbyist for any corporate client or c-suite officer for a private corporation, putting them in conflict with much of the affluent Democratic establishment.
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“Coalition” = PAY ME.
Even with a Democrat majority they had to bribe legislators to pass Obamacare.
Trump will win. Useless article.
What if defeating the NY Times was the easy part? How difficult would it be for the Democrats to be able to plant “anonymous sources” to steer public opinion?
Good try I guess?
I read this as the rationalization “Boy, it’s a good thing we lost!”
Newt says last night, this is like Tom Dewey in ‘48 announcing his cabinet, Trump is going to win and win decisively.
What if the NYT told the truth
Obviously,they’re smokin a lot of dope at the Slimes.
Biden has no lead in any of those states and is in trouble with those he should win! I just got these latest numbers from my friend who is friends with the independent pollster who is one of the best in the business:
NJ Trump 45 Biden 48
NM Trump 45 Biden 46
OR Trump 46 Biden 47
NV Trump 49 Biden 46
CO Trump 47 Biden 47
WI Trump 50 Biden 45
NH Trump 49 Biden 46
ME Trump 48 Biden 46
VA Trump 47 Biden 47
PA Trump 50 Biden 45
MN Trump 47 Biden 44
AZ Trump 50 Biden 45
MI Trump 50 Biden 44
FLA Trump 52 Biden 44
TX Trump 54 Biden 42
NC Trump 53 Biden 43
OH Trump 53 Biden 41
IA Trump 54 Biden 41
National Poll: At least 100 people in each Congressional District have been polled. Almost 44 to 50 thousand respondents who are likely voters.
Trump 51.2 Biden 44.4
If they cheat Biden into office, they will sweep him out within 6 months.
What if Biden holds on through the beating, but the camera’s not on MUTE.
Joe is moving very slightly to the middle so he can get elected. That’s temporary.
If he wins the hard-core base takes over because there are no moderates with power remaining. But they really need the Senate to seal the deal.
Do they not even care about the corruption? Do they care about kicking back 50% of political corruption money to “Pops”?
I don't know how long Midwestern Blue-Collar Democrats can keep believing that they can retake their party. The Woke White Kids want radical change. And now Trump is threatening to break open the gates to the Black and Latino Plantations.
I am optimistic about Nov 3. And if I am right, there is going to be a civil war in the Democratic Party after they get done rioting in the streets. But who gets pushed out? Will the moderates join forces with #NeverTrump RINOS to form a new allegedly centrist party? Will the Hard Left go full Libtard and start their own new party? Can Nancy Pelosi keep her job (or even be Minority Leader if a Red Wave manifests itself)?
The anti-Trump hate-fest has glossed over the very real fissures in the Democratic Party. Biden is the nominee because the grandees rigged things for him. Harris is on the ticket as a sop to Obama. She has no real power base of her own. I now wonder if Crazy Bernie would have actually been a more formidable foe that Grandpa Badfinger.
If those numbers are correct it’s landslide territory.
Dont they mean: What if losing to Trump is the easy part? Because the Left will turn their violence on the Democrat hierarchy the moment they realize Trump has beaten them again.
The numbers you list are indicative of a complete rout that would could signal a seismic shift in our political landscape.
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